Christkindlmarkt in the Village
Contact: Carolyne Stolzenfels
Phone: (231) 439-2024
Join us for the 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt, a two-day event in The Village at Bay Harbor. Centered around the Crooked Tree Arts Center performances of The Nutcracker Ballet at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. Come down to see our Village turn into a festive European traditional market setting for the holiday. Beautifully decorated storefronts and twinkling light displays, as well as cozy fire pits along Main Street will bring holiday joy to your heart. 30 market artisans will have hand-made and unique items for everyone on your holiday list, and will be set up in our spaces in the Village from 4pm - 8pm Friday and 10am - 7pm Saturday.
Our official tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6pm on Friday, December 13th. Santa's workshop and family crafts will take place in the Village on Saturday from 10am - 7pm. Enjoy German fare in our Village restaurants during the two day event as well. The event will conclude with an amazing, high energy performance from the Petoskey Steel Drum Band on their lighted double-decker bus on Main Street on Saturday at 6pm.
Tickets for The Nutcracker performances over the weekend at The Great Lakes Center for the Arts can be purchased here.
Friday, December 13th:
4pm - 8pm: Artisan Market open for holiday shoppers
4pm - 8pm: Special German Menus: KNOT Just a Bar, Fox & Rose, Vintage Chophouse at the Inn
6pm: Official Tree Lighting Ceremony on Main Street
7:30pm: Red Sky Stage: Christkindlmarkt Concert - An Intimate Evening with Singer/Songwriters Sean Miller, Caroline Barlow and Kevin Johnson. Purchase tickets here or $10 at the door.
Please click here for sponsorship opportunities and to be a part of this German market tradition!